2.475 Unified Appeal Board; Membership

Notwithstanding any other provision contained in this code, all functions of boards of appeal described in Section 2.479 shall be performed by a board composed as follows:

(1) The Director of Building Safety, who shall serve as an ex officio nonvoting member, shall be the secretary of the board, and in that capacity shall be responsible for issuing and serving notices of meetings and hearings, notices of board action, maintaining a record of the proceedings of the board, and delivering all official records and documents of the board to the Recorder for maintenance as public records.

(2) The Fire Marshal, who shall serve as a nonvoting ex officio member and shall be notified of all meetings.

(3) Five members appointed for two-year terms by the Mayor and City Council. These five members shall elect a chairman. There must be one member from each of the following categories:

(a) A licensed general contractor.

(b) A licensed engineer.

(c) A licensed architect.

(d) A member of the business community of the city.

(e) A representative of the public not belonging to any of the foregoing categories.

(4) In addition, a panel of six members for a two-year term, each of whom shall have special knowledge in one of the following fields:

(a) Building construction.

(b) Heating and air conditioning.

(c) Substandard and dangerous housing.

(d) The sign business.

(e) Electrical installations.

(f) Plumbing installations. One member of the panel shall receive a call to attend each meeting at which matters dealing with his identified specialty are pending.

[Amd. Sec. 12, Ord. No. 2010-81, Apr. 15, 2010; Amd. Sec. 12, Ord. No. 2013-003, Jan. 3, 2013.]